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No Matter How Small

No Matter How Small

June 1, 2017

We all know the importance of journalism, especially considering the current political climate of our country, but most of the discussion focuses on na...

Foster an Environment for Growth

Foster an Environment for Growth

May 25, 2017

At the end of every class you’re handed a form that asks a few simple questions. You leave some anonymous response, praising your teacher’s competence and...

Democracy Dies a Low Turnout Death

Democracy Dies a Low Turnout Death

May 11, 2017

Congratulations are in order for the individuals selected to make up the 2017-2018 ASEWU. Congratulations are also in order for the just-as-exclusive group...

Be a Window Not a Wall

May 4, 2017

When someone adopts a position of power, such as a government position, they also need to adopt a policy of transparency and communication. This hel...

“Hey, I’m Crosswalking Here”

“Hey, I’m Crosswalking Here”

April 27, 2017

We face a problem of infrastructure. The simple painted-on crosswalk is no longer sufficient for the amount of people and cars attempting to use Washingt...

End the Lollygagging and Make EWU a Tobacco-Free Campus

End the Lollygagging and Make EWU a Tobacco-Free Campus

April 20, 2017

Tobacco use is a choice of consumerism and consumption. Much akin to deciding to drink soda or to eat fast food, albeit a more addicting one. The probl...

Federal Funds Should not be About Obedience

Federal Funds Should not be About Obedience

March 13, 2017

There is no question that President Trump has made some questionable decisions as of late-- travel bans, healthcare repeals, building a wall, constantly poi...

The Battle of the Bathroom Rages On

The Battle of the Bathroom Rages On

March 2, 2017

The Trump administration continues to make waves in the media with their latest announcement that revokes the former Obama administration’s 2016 guidanc...

Killing the Conversation in College Classrooms

Killing the Conversation in College Classrooms

February 23, 2017

Remember the good ole’ days when teachers would send home permission slips for questionable films like “Schindler’s List” or “The Alamo,” so ...

Identifying the Right and Wrong Ways to Create a Safe Space

Identifying the Right and Wrong Ways to Create a Safe Space

February 16, 2017

Following the recent violent protests at UC Berkeley, the national debate on safe spaces has resparked. So what is a safe space? Some define safe sp...

Axe the Tampon Tax Before it Bleeds Women Dry

Axe the Tampon Tax Before it Bleeds Women Dry

February 9, 2017

This is a tax that affects half of the state population, and over half the population of EWU. Washington state collects millions of dollars annually in sales tax on feminine hygiene products.

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Editorial: Denying Sanctuary Campus Status is Not Just Black and White

Editorial: Denying Sanctuary Campus Status is Not Just Black and White

February 2, 2017

What happens when the president loses his marbles and starts taking funding away from any school that defines itself as a sanctuary?

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